Diocesan Council of Catholic Women
South Bay Deanery of Catholic Women
St. Charles Deanery Ladies
The Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW) was started many years ago and encompasses the entire Diocese. The women’s deaneries are Oceanside, El Cajon, and South Bay. Every October, the annual DCCW Convention is held. Generally, each Deanery makes a donation to the Bishop’s Vocation Fund for Priestly Formation to the DCCW then, at the convention it is given to the Bishop. In the past, we have funded the Rosary tapes and CD’s with Bishop Brom. More recently, the money has purchased new appliances for the Seminarians’ kitchen here in San Diego.
Over the years, more than $600,000 has been donated by the DCCW. Seminarian Cost Annually for each one: $45,000.
Mission of the South Bay Deanery is: 1) to assist various organizations of the Deanery in their efforts to be of service in their respective parishes, 2) promote Vocation Awareness, 3) to further spiritual and material undertakings which may be recommended by the Most Reverend Bishop.
Who can join the South Bay Deanery?
Any Catholic Lady may join. Sacred Heart, St. Pius X, St. Charles, Corpus Christi, and St. Rose are participating parishes of the South Bay Deanery. Dues are $10 per parish annually, due in January. $5 for individuals: we have individual ladies from St. Michael’s, Immaculata, St. Mary Magdalene.
3rd Annual TEA on July 25, 2020 at Most Precious Blood Parish Hall to raise funds for the St. Francis Center.
St. Charles Deanery Ladies: host a Bake Sale and sell Newspapers to raise funds for our Seminarians. We currently meet with the South Bay Deanery of Catholic Women.
South Bay Deanery of Catholic Women Schedule
Meetings are on the 2nd Monday of the month, from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. includes potluck lunch. At the meeting, each group shares information about their parish and events taking place. Prizes are donated and a drawing is held at each meeting. You may also make a donation for the “Monk” (Savings for Seminarian Fund). AT THIS TIME, THERE ARE NO MEETINGS SCHEDULED.
For more information, contact Vinnie Thoms (619)840-2040